Thursday, 29 June 2017 22:06


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  • Continue to feed and dead-head your hanging basket and container plants - they will often keep going until the first frosts.

  • Try autumn-sowing hardy annuals for bigger plants next year.

  • Start to divide herbaceous perennials as the weather cools. Make sure you water in the new divisions well.

  • Fill gaps in borders with autumn flowering plants such as sedum and chrysanthemum to extend the colour to the end of the season.

  • Plant hyacinth and amaryllis bulbs for forcing, to ensure a crowd of colourful blooms at Christmas.

  • Plant spring-flowering bulbs such as daffodils, crocus and hyacinths now.

  • Plant out any biennial plants sown earlier in the year, or if you didn't have time, you can buy plants now. This includes foxgloves, wallflowers and Violas.

  • September is a good time to plant new perennials as the soil is still warm but there is generally more rainfall.

  • Keep deadheading annuals, perennials and roses to extend their performance.

  • Prune climbing roses and rambling roses once they've finished flowering (unless they are repeat-flowering, in which case leave them).
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